To the point: What's been on my mind a great deal this week is the story of Braveheart. Almost everyone in the local community knows about Braveheart and the wonderful people that worked to save his life. It's a miracle story of hope and love. I did a post on his story back in October; go to A Voice for Braveheart on Facebook and read his whole story.
This picture below still brings a tear to my eye - it was taken when Brave's foster, now forever, parents Bo and Ronda Spataro were reunited with him after the city seized him as "evidence" and put him in the animal shelter. The look of love and relief on Ronda's face just kills me.
Whether you're "an animal person" or "a dog person" really doesn't matter in something like this. To me, this all comes down to whether or not you're a person. What kind of person are you? What kind of person would do this to a dog? What kind of person would fight so hard to save a dog? It's the two polar opposites of human nature.
As the April 8 date approaches, and since April is Prevention Against Cruelty to Animals Month, I would ask you to go on over and meet Braveheart, or to reacquaint yourself with him. Braveheart's supporters will be in the courtroom April 8 and anyone that would like to go support Braveheart is free to attend. They only ask that you be respectful of the judicial process and that there are no outbursts during the
A while back someone asked Bo if it wouldn't be a powerful statement if he could take Braveheart into the courtroom and Bo had a wonderful answer that could not have been more perfect: he said that he would not consider doing such a thing because he never wants Braveheart to have to look into the eyes of the person that abused him and left him to die ever again. From now on he should know only love.
Amen to that.
(Photo Credit: The top two photos are courtesy of A Voice For Braveheart.)